Look, I really believe the Tigers did the right thing by trading for David Price. It is the type of thing that puts organizations over the top. The A's did raise the stakes. So did the Angels. But center field could be an issue with Austin Jackson gone. It will be interesting to hear what they say about it when this game is done. I'm not buying it will be as easy as putting Ezequiel Carrera there. Yes, he does have speed. He is having an excellent season at Toledo. Yet, he is also a 4-A player with a minus defensive WAR in nearly a full season in MLB, and just a 0.6 WAR overall. Even when he is struggling, Austin Jackson is a better player than that. There is an element about Carrera that is exactly like Quintin Berry. Fair warning.
My column. New season, new coach, but same trust issues with the Lions: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/sports/20140730/new-season-new-coach-but-same-trust-issues-remain-for-the-detroit-lions-pat-caputo-says